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Lewis Douglas Meredith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: mss-119

Scope and Content

The Lewis Douglas Meredith papers consist primarily of typescripts of speeches and articles by Meredith, and of newspaper clippings by or about him. The great majority of these deal with subjects within the banking, investment, and insurance fields. The collection is arranged chronologically, with a small number of undated papers grouped by general subject, and several bound scrap books and typescripts boxed together in one carton.

Dates

  • 1925-1971

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access:

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Biography

Lewis Douglas Meredith, professor, insurance executive, and public official, was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on May 7, 1905. He received his A.B. and A.M. from Syracuse University (1926, 1927), and his Ph.D. from Yale in 1933. Meredith served as an instructor at Syracuse (1925-1927) and as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont (1927-1935). He briefly held the position of Vermont State Commissioner of Banking and Insurance, but resigned in 1935 to join National Life until 1968, in a variety of high-ranking executive positions. During this period, he also served as an executive for numerous other companies, including Allegheny Airlines, Vermont Electrical Power Company, Vermont Yankee Nuclear power Corporation, Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, and the Chittenden Trust Company. In addition, he was named to many state and local welfare and service councils, committees, and organizations from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Extent

4.0 Linear feet (3 cartons, 2 volumes)

Overview

The L. Douglas Meredith papers consist primarily of typescripts of speeches and articles by Meredith, and of newspaper clippings by or about him. The great majority of these deal with subjects within the banking, investment, and insurance fields.

Physical Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please contact Special Collections.
Title
Guide to the L. Douglas Meredith Collection, 1925-1971
Status
Completed
Date
1998
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)